Maurice “Morry” Waege

Maurice “Morry” Lee Waege, age 59, of Wilton, Wis. died from prostate cancer on Dec. 13, 2012.

He was the second oldest son born to Robert and Arlene (Roscovius) Waege on March 5, 1953. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Ridge.  He attended Reels Valley, Dorset Valley, and Wilton elementary schools and graduated from Royall High School in 1971.  He was united in marriage with Jenny Arndt on Sept. 6, 1975 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wilton. In his young adult years, he served as a farmhand, carpenter, and also worked at Tillman’s Produce. From 1976-1997, he worked at the Wilton Co-op in the feed department and then later became the area “fuel man.” Morry worked for Midwest Fuels in Tomah from 1997 until 2011. He had life-long appreciation for nature and working on the land. Morry was a Wilton Rod and Gun Club member and served as president for many years. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed trap shooting, hunting and fishing. With his Farmall 100 and International 1066 tractors he spent time mowing lawn and custom farming. His most recent hobby was tractor pulling an International 1466 with his cousin Jamie Waege. Morry enjoyed road trips, telling jokes and long stories, and playing cards and games.

He is survived by his wife Jenny and daughter Brenda (Martin) Pohlman, Caledonia, Minn.  He is also survived by his mother, Arlene Waege and his siblings Dean (Madge) Waege, Keith (Jean) Waege, Ron, Gale (Marianne), Bette O’Rourke, and Kevin. He is further survived by his father and mother-in law, Bernard and Betty Arndt; sisters-in-law Joan (Glenn) Affeldt, Sandy (Dave) Noth, and Carol Bernhardt; brother-in-law Mike O’Rourke and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Edgar and Ella Roscovius who served as his godparents and his father Robert Waege.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15,  at 3 p.m. at the Wilton Community Center, 400 East Ave, Wilton, Wis. Pastor Kathleen Wohlers will officiate. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Wilton Community Center from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in memory of Morry. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.

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